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4 Great Fall Boating Destinations

Extend your boating season with a visit to these great fall boating destinations.

October 15, 2013
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Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Bright yellow aspens mix with other fall colors and provide a picturesque background for the drive from Denver to Castle Rock. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

The Monterey 234 offered a spacious layout, and was easy to tow through tight mountain passes. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

The arrival of fall doesn’t have to mean the end of your boating season. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Elk, and other wildlife, sometimes add a new wrinkle of adventure to trailering a boat through the mountains. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Mountain lakes in the fall offer spectacular views with a fraction of the usual boat traffic. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Just add a few extra layers of clothing and you’ll be ready to hit the water in the fall. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Sleet and snow make for challenging driving conditions. Regular trailer checks are always a good idea. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

The highest paved road in America offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks.

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

The boating adventure through the Rocky Mountains wasn’t confined to just lakes. A visit to the Stanley Hotel, which inspired Steven King to write The Shining, was also on the itinerary. Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Rocky Mountains

Towing Monterey 23′ Boat Through Colorado Fall – 2006 Grafton Marshall Smith

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

The trip from Waterville, Maine to Baxter State Park was bursting with fall colors. Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

Towing a boat along secluded backwoods routes means extra preparation to avoid getting stranded. Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

Trailering through a pumpkin patch is just one of the many perks of fall boating. Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

Chances are you’ll encounter more logging trucks than other boats being towed when boating in the fall. Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Maine

Fall boating in the mountains can provide a new perspective of a lifetime passion. Cy Cyr

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

A journey from Brainerd, Minnesota to Lake Gogebic in Michigan and back provides ample opportunity to take in wonderful fall colors. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

Fall boating is at its best when it’s 65 degrees with clear skies. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

Fall boating also means less anglers on the water to compete with. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

Minocqua, Wisconsin is a great boating destination in any of the seasons. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

The view from the water provides a unique perspective of the different fall colors. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

Running wide open on a brisk fall day can be an exhilarating experience. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

Sea caves along Lake Superior provide the perfect backdrop for a fall sunset. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: The Northwoods

The days are shorter, but fall boating offers just as much fun. John Linn

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Fall boaters in the state of Tennessee have an abundance of locales to choose from like Dale Hollow Lake, Norris Lake and Fontana Lake. Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

The Norris Lake Dam offers a stunning view through the early morning fog. Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Trailering through the mountains can be challenging, yet very rewarding. Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Adding to the excitement was the experience of trailering along “the Dragon” in North Carolina. Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Roadside pumpkin patches are great places to stop during a fall boating adventure. Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Mountain lakes and rivers are perfect places to spend some time boating in the fall. Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Robert Glover

Great Fall Boating Destinations: Tennessee

Cooler temperatures, lighter crowds and spectacular views make fall boating some of the best of the year. Robert Glover
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